Flanders Recorder Quartet


The Flanders Recorder Quartet will be returning to San Jose for a concert on Sunday 25 February 2018. This will be their final tour before the group is disbanding. They will also be giving a short workshop in San Jose, on the day of the concert.

The concert is brought to San Jose by the San Jose Chamber Music Society.

I’ll send out more information on the workshop as it becomes available.

Michele Kelly

MedRen Collegium on April 8!

Dear Early Music enthusiasts:

The SFEMS MedRen Collegium is getting close! If you have not yet enrolled, we would love to have your presence and participation to make beautiful music under the direction of Adam Gilbert (director of the summer Medieval and Renaissance Workshop). Repertoire will include music that Isaac composed for Lorenzo de Medici and Maximilian I, as well as music of his students Senfl and Rener. In his dynamic teaching style, for which he is so well-known, Adam will trace the line of the musical evolution of both popular and sacred song around the year 1517, which Adam calls “a year of singing dangerously.” This day promises to be a musical and intellectual treat.

Viols, voices, vielles, recorders, sackbuts, dulcians, harps, lutes, rebecs, douçaines, cornetti…! Come one, come all to play and sing in the parish hall of St. Alban’s church in Albany on April 8. To enroll online, please visit the SFEMS website sfems.org or complete the attached registration form and mail it to the SFEMS address on the form. Since we are only two weeks away from the date, it would be helpful to know ahead of time that you’re coming if you choose to register by mail. To do that, or for more information, contact SFEMS administrator Jessica House Steward: jhousesteward@sfems.com, or me (Greta Haug-Hryciw): gr8asf@yahoo.com.

 Thanks! We really hope you can come to support the SFEMS MedRen collegium. Adam volunteers his time for the day and the proceeds go toward the summer workshop scholarship fund. Please do share this invitation with others.

Greta Haug-Hryciw

2017 Collegium Registration – Fill-In.pdf

Come Meet John Tyson at Denver Chapter’s Rocky XII !!

Consider playing recorders in the gorgeous setting of Estes Park, CO at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park! John Tyson will be special guest conductor at this workshp May 19-21.

Rocky XII website: http://www.denverrecordersoci ety.org/rocky12.htm

Rocky XII brochure.pdf

Rocky XII 2017 Registration REV.pdf

SFRS workshop February 11

The San Francisco chapter of the ARS (SFRS) announces its (lucky) thirteenth annual workshop day for recorders of all sizes:

 Game of Thrones:

Music for Queens & Kings

 Saturday February 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Directed by Louise Carslake and Hanneke van Proosdij
Christ Church Lutheran  * 1090 Quintara Street (at 20th Avenue) * San Francisco
Most of us don’t mind paying for the art and music that enrich our lives so greatly. This is nothing new. For composers, such as Byrd, Dowland, Binchois, Dufay, and countless others, it was patrons of means – whether wealthy individuals, the Church or the Court –  who kept these artists in business, thus allowing them to live by their art.
Of course, the music was composed to please the patrons, but now, it also delights us. At this year’s SFRS workshop we will get to experience music that was written for Queens and Kings of Europe. Each class will experience music from different courts that our composers served.
Please join us for a day of glorious music in the heart of San Francisco’s Sunset District, where directors Louise Carslake and Hanneke van Proosdij will present music for royalty composed by the aforementioned composers as well as Busnois, Charpentier, Dowland, Charpentier, Lassus, Marais, de Monte, du Mont, van Ghizeghem, and Schütz.
The San Francisco Recorder Society Workshop is known for being particularly open to those who may never have attended a music workshop in the past with sessions organized for players of differing skill levels, from low-intermediate to advanced players. If you have friends who play, or students who have been hesitant to attend a workshop for fear of not being “ready” please encourage them to join you at this event. There will be lots of friendly players who will gladly sit next to the newcomers and guide them through the music and the day. If you are not sure which level you play in, take a look at the attached self-appraisal guide, which should help you decide.
Registration is now open! (Form attached) The fee is $47 which includes all the music. Refreshments will be provided, but bring your own lunch as there are no convenient restaurants in the immediate area. There is a kitchen available for refrigeration and warming of your food. Street parking and limited garage parking is available. The church is also accessible by public transit: it’s onthe 28, and 66 bus lines and three blocks north of the L Taraval streetcar line. All areas of the church are wheelchair accessible.
For more information, please contact Florence Kress at the email or phone number provided on the form, or you may direct your questions to me. SFRS is a chapter of the American Recorder Society an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society. If you’ve received multiple copies of this email, please forgive the nature of these electronic announcements.
Greta Haug-Hryciw
SFRS Workshop Coordinator

Tune in to the Recorder XIII registration.pdf
Self-Appraisal Guide.pdf
Conductor Bios.pdf

Port Townsend Workshop

Trimble-5153.jpgGreetings One and All,
Happy New Year!

We are excited to announce that
Registration for the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop
July 9 – 15, 2017


Visit www.seattle-recorder.org/workshop
to learn more and to register

The Workshop is held on the lovely campus of University of Puget Sound.

Check out our fabulous new website designed by webmaster Charles Coldwell.
We look forward to seeing you in July!

Vicki and Jo 

Smorgasbord Early Music Workshop

Smorgasbord Early Music Workshop for Instrumentalists and Singers
Faculty: Tish Berlin, recorder; Shira Kammen, vielle and voice; Peter Maund, percussion
Sunday January 22, 2017, 1:30 pm-5:30 pm
Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave, Kensington CA
$55/$45 if you register by December 15, 2016
Contact Tish Berlin at tishberlin@sbcglobal.net for more information. Download flyer at http://tibiaduo.com/performances-and-teaching/

MPRO January Workshop


On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra will present a workshop directed by Thomas Axworthy entitled, International Potpourri: German madrigal, a Spanish salad & a Norwegian fjord.  The workshop will feature early 17th-century madrigals by Johann Steffens,  La Bomba, an extensive musical potpourri, or ensalada (salad), by the renaissance Spanish composer, Mateo Flecha, and selections by Edvard Grieg, including a canon, a setting for recorders of the song Våren (Spring) and movements from Peer Gynt.  Thomas Axworthy has served as director of the Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra, the Southern California Early Music Consort, co-director for the Canto Antiguo Workshop in Early Music and Dance and is co-founder of the early music ensemble, Canto Antiguo.  He has taught at Rio Hondo College and directed the Collegium for the Claremont Graduate School.  He has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and can be heard on numerous soundtracks for major motion pictures and television programs.  He has recorded for the Musical Heritage Society, Nonesuch, Dargason, Titanic and Word Records.

The workshop will take place at Trinity Church, 330 Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park from 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.  The workshop is open to recorder players from the intermediate to advanced level.  Workshop fees are as follows:  MPRO, SFEMS and ARS members, $50.00; non-members, $55.00.

Please plan on bringing a music stand and a lunch.  Snacks and beverages will be provided.  Advanced registration is encouraged as space is limited.  For further information or to register for the workshop please visit the MPRO website at <http://mpro-online.org/> or contact Leslie Pont at 650-941-3065.  The location of this workshop is wheelchair accessible.  The Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra is an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society.